Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2017-2018


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Umut Varolgunes,   MIT
Title: Mayer-Vietoris sequence for relative symplectic cohomology
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Umut Varolgunes,   MIT
Title: Mayer-Vietoris sequence for relative symplectic cohomology
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 101, 1:00pm
Jun Zhang,   Tel Aviv University
Title: Applications of persistent homology in symplectic and Riemannian geometry
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jun Zhang,   Tel Aviv University
Title: Applications of persistent homology in symplectic and Riemannian geometry
Special Note: Pre-talk at 1:00pm
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Laura Starkston,   Stanford University
Title: Weinstein handles: symplectic Morse theory
Special Note: Pre-talk
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Laura Starkston,   Stanford University
Title: Weinstein skeleta and arboreal singularities
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 101, 1:00pm
Harrison Chen,   UC Berkeley
Title: Equivariant localization for cyclic cohomology
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Harrison Chen,   UC Berkeley
Title: Equivariant localization for cyclic cohomology
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Yuan Wang,   Northwestern
Title: Pre-talk
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yuan Wang,   Northwestern
Title: Characterization of abelian varieties for log pairs
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Diletta Martinelli,   Univ. of Edinburgh
Title: Pre-talk: Introduction to the MMP with a focus on the Abundance Conjecture
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Diletta Martinelli,   Univ. of Edinburgh
Title: Rational curves on fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Stéphane Guillermou,   Grenoble
Title: The microlocal theory of sheaves
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Stéphane Guillermou,   Grenoble
Title: The three cusps conjecture
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Andrei Caldararu,   Madison
Title: Algebraic structures for categorical Gromov-Witten invariants
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Andrei Caldararu,   Wisconsin
Title: Computing a categorical Gromov-Witten invariant
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Howard Nuer,   UIC
Title: Pre-talk: Connections between cubic fourfolds and hyperkähler manifolds via derived categories and Bridgeland stability
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Howard Nuer,   UIC
Title: Stability conditions in families and families of Hyperkähler varieties
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Jo Nelson,   Columbia University
Title: Reeb Dynamics and Contact Invariants
Special Note: Pre-talk
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jo Nelson,   Columbia University
Title: Reeb dynamics of prequantization bundles via contact homology
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       TBA, 3:00pm
Pavel Mnev,   University of Notre Dame
Title: Two-dimensional abelian BF theory in Lorenz gauge as a B-twisted (2,2)-superconformal field theory
Contact info here


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sung-Jin Oh,   KIAS
Title: The Threshold Theorem for the hyperbolic Yang-Mills equation
Abstract and details available


Monday, January 22, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Steven Sam,   University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: Noetherianity in representation theory
Special Note: Note: unusual time and place!
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Yuchen Liu,  
Title: Pre-talk: normalized volumes of valuations and K-stability of Fano varieties
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yuchen Liu,   Yale University
Title: K-stability of cubic threefolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Bahar Acu,   Northwestern
Title: Iterated planar contact manifolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
James Conway,   UC Berkeley
Title: Contact structures: fillings, knots, and surgery
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
James Conway,   UC Berkeley
Title: Fillability of positive contact surgeries
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sam Nariman,   Northwestern University
Title: On characteristic classes in symplectic topology
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Yu Pan,   MIT
Title: Pretalk: Introduction to the Legendrian contact homology
Special Note: Please note the change of room!
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yu Pan,   MIT
Title: Augmentations and exact Lagrangian cobordisms
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Alexander Perry,  
Title: Pre-talk: Derived categories, birational geometry, and Hodge theory
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alexander Perry,   Columbia University
Title: Deformation and derived equivalent but non-birational Calabi-Yau threefolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Enrico Arbarello,   Università di Roma, La Sapienza
Title: Hyperplane Sections of K3 Surfaces
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Benjamin Bakker,   Univ. of Georgia
Title: Hodge theory and o-minimal geometry
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Tommaso de Fernex,   University of Utah
Title: Pre-talk: Mumford's simplicity criterion for normal surface singularities
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Tommaso de Fernex,   Univ. of Utah
Title: A simplicity criterion for normal isolated singularities
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Brian Lehmann,   Boston College
Title: Pre-talk: The exceptional set in Manin's Conjecture
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Brian Lehmann,   Boston College
Title: The exceptional set in Manin's Conjecture
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 11:00am
Ezra Getzler ,  
Title: The Chern character as a differential form on the derived stack of perfect complexes
Abstract and details available


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 11:00am
Boris Tsygan,  
Title: Chern character of a perfect complex
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 11:00am
Vasily Dolgushev,   Temple University
Title: GT-shadows and their action on child's drawings
Abstract and details available



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